CREC Project News and Updates

CREC Participates in Business Incentive Initiative Winter Meeting in Washington D.C.

December 4, 2014

CREC participated in the Winter Meeting of the Business Incentives Initiative at the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C. The Winter Meeting focused on specific topics including: Creating an Effective Evaluation Process; Overcoming Data Sharing Barriers; Defining Goals & Choosing the Right Metrics; Reporting for Transparency & Accountability; and Communication & Implementation Strategies.

The Pew Business Incentives Initiative (BII) is a joint project of the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC). This program engages forward-thinking leaders at the state level to reform economic development incentive policies and practices. Teams of policymakers and practitioners from six states are working to improve those states’ ability to collect and report results from incentive investments and, as a result, develop national standards and best practices that can become road maps for other states.